Seventh Regional Rule of Law Forum for South East Europe
On 16 and 17 October 2020, the AIRE Centre and Civil Rights Defenders hosted the Seventh Regional Rule of Law Forum for South East Europe. The Forum comprised of a central conference bringing together the President of the European Court of Human Rights, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, and judges and former judges of the European Court of Human Rights. Meanwhile, representatives from across the region met at national working hubs in Belgrade, Podgorica, Pristina, Sarajevo, Skopje, Tirana and Zagreb, where attendees included presidents and judges of supreme and constitutional courts, ombudspersons, government agents before the Strasbourg Court, representatives of judicial centres/academies, representatives of NGOs, and prominent legal experts from the region. The topic of the Forum was Covid-19 and the rights protected by the European Convention on Human Rights.